- Public Transport
Beliefs about public transport
- Year 5
- Year 6
In small groups, have students develop and conduct a survey about public transport use.
The survey should investigate attitudes to using public transport, as well as travel-related behaviours and their consequences. Possible elements to include in the survey are:
- How often people use public transport (e.g. almost daily, weekly, monthly, less often, never)
- Beliefs about public transport
- Convenience of public transport
- Behaviours on public transport (illegal and antisocial)
- Differences in beliefs about safety and behaviour between travelling alone and in groups
- Responses to rules and laws relating to public transport (see www.ptv.vic.gov.au for information on rules and laws).
Students should survey at least 10 people older than themselves, including parents/carers.
Groups should report back the findings of their survey to the class.
- What did your survey tell you about people’s perception of public transport?
- Do you think these perceptions are justified?
- Was there a difference in perceptions between people who use public transport often compared to those that don’t? What was the difference?
- What do you think would improve people’s perceptions of public transport?
Level 5 & 6
Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (VCHPEP108)
Investigate community resources and strategies to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing (VCHPEP107)
Pose questions and collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey (VCMSP205)
Pose and refine questions to collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey (VCMSP237)